Playing a late November game in northern Wisconsin can present plenty of weather problems. From snow to ice and brutal winds, it’s a cold place for football. None of those issues will be in play this Thanksgiving for the Bears and Packers, but the field won’t be in much better condition.
With unseasonably warm weather, rain has hit Green Bay hard throughout the evening. The continued rain forced the Packers to leave the tarp on the field within two hours of the start of the game.
A wet night at Lambeau Field : A photo posted by Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) on Nov 26, 2015 at 3:13pm PST
With the rain, Green Bay will feel closer to the mid-20s than the actual temperature. The rain is expected to stay relatively constant throughout the game.
Heavy rain typically causes the biggest problems for the passing and kicking games, which may play in the Bears favor, neutralizing Aaron Rodgers to an extent just as Matt Forte returns for the Bears.
Even with some recent struggles by the Packers, the Bears come in as an underdog. Any oddities caused by the weather may help keep the Bears in the game.